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The Condominium Fire Sprinkler Retrofit and Engineered Life Safety Requirements

posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq. of Kaye, Bender, Rembaum, November 19, 2018

There appears to be some confusion surrounding the compliance date of the Engineered Life Safety System for those condominium associations that previously voted to opt out of the requirement to install condominium fire sprinkler retrofit. Read More

Industry News and Articles

Keep in mind that some of the articles are directed toward HOAs or condos specifically, but most can be applied to all types of community associations. 

Legal Tools at Your Disposal to Make Your Responsibilities as a Board Member Easier

posted by Mark D. Friedman, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, November 16, 2018
The Condominium Act gives unit owners the right to attend board meetings and the right to speak on any topic on the agenda.  But what do you do about the disruptive owner?  The association may adopt written reasonable rules governing the frequency, duration, and manner of unit owner statements. Read more 

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations – Condominiums Going Green

posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq. of Kaye, Bender, Rembaum, November 9, 2018

While gasoline powered vehicles are still dominant on Florida’s roads, the ever-growing presence of electric vehicles cannot be ignored. The number of electric vehicles on our highways and streets continue to climb as they become more and more affordable. Read more 

Condos, HOAs, and Written Inquiries 

posted by David G. Muller, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, November 16, 2018

The Florida Condominium Act states that when a unit owner of a residential condominium files a written inquiry by certified mail with the board of administration, the board from the condominium association shall respond in writing to the unit owner within 30 days after receipt of the inquiry. Read more

Golf Cart Liability Issues for HOAs Exposed by Accident Involving Teens in Florida Community

posted by Laura Manning-Hudson, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, October 29, 2018

The recent news about an accident inside G.L. Homes’ Seven Bridges community in Delray Beach involving four children on a golf cart highlights the potential legal liabilities for Florida associations concerning kids driving golf carts. Read more

Neighbors Can Deal With Nuisances Directly

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, November 4, 2018

You have the right to complain legally if the conduct of your neighbor constitutes a “nuisance.” A nuisance is when one person engages in conduct (even though that conduct may be otherwise lawful) which unreasonably interferes with the lawful enjoyment of another party in the use of their property. Read more

Unanimous Approval Likely Not Required For Amendments

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, November 11, 2018

With regard to condominium associations, Section 718.116(10), Florida Statutes, provides in relevant part that: “The funds collected pursuant to a special assessment shall be used only for the specific purpose or purposes set forth in such notice. Read more


What A Difference A Day Makes – The Need For Strict Compliance With Fining Notice Requirements

posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq. of Kaye, Bender, Rembaum, November 26, 2018

The ability to impose a fine on an owner who has violated the conditions and regulations of a community association is one of the tools an association may use to bring about compliance with its governing documents. Read more

Directors Usually Permitted To Hold More Than One Office

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, November 18, 2018

Unless prohibited by the condominium documents, yes. Section 718.112(2)(a)1 of the Florida Condominium Act provides that a condominium association’s bylaws must provide for the title of the officers and specify their powers, duties, manner of selection, removal, and compensation, if any. If the bylaws are silent with respect to these items, this same section provides default provisions that are deemed to be included in the bylaws. Read more

Keeping Meeting Minutes Forever

posted by Marilyn Perez-Martniez, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, November 16, 2018

How long is a condominium required to keep minutes of its meetings?   Prior to July 1, 2018 the answer was seven years.  This requirement had both its pros and cons.  Likely the biggest advantage was minimizing storage requirements, as months, years, and even decades of minutes add up, particularly for older communities or those that held monthly board meetings. Read more


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December Tips

Shane's Spot: ​Be wary of unlikely garden freezes!
Hurricane season is finally over and we will be seeing decreases in temperature and humidity levels. Since December is quite a dry month, make sure to water your plants regularly. In the unlikely event of a freeze, move mulch away from young plants, as it could make the plants freeze faster. If you are feeling festive, add the popular holiday plant, Poinsettias to your garden!
As always, remember to install your sod green side up!

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